Executive Board

The IANPHI Executive Board provides policy oversight to respected leaders of national public health institutes from around the world.

Current Executive Board Members:

Mauricio Hernández-Avila
IANPHI President
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico 
Director

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André van der Zande 
IANPHI Vice President 
National Institute for Public Health & the Environment (RIVM)
Director-General
Pekka Puska 
IANPHI Immediate Past President 
Former Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Wang Yu 
Centers for Disease Control, China 
Director-General

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Reinhard Burger 
Robert Koch Institute, Germany 
President

Ilesh Jani
 
National Institute of Health, Mozambique 
Director General

Naima El Mdaghri
 
Institut Pasteur du Maroc
Director General  
Gregory Taylor 
Public Health Agency of Canada 
Chief Public Health Officer
 
Amha Kebede 
Ethiopian Public Health Institute
Director
Camilla Stoltenberg
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Director General
Martha Lucia Ospina
National Institute of Health (NIH), Colombia
Director
Ebba Abate
Ethiopian Public Health Institute
Director
 

Tsogtbaatar Byambaa
National Center for Public Health, Mongolia 
Director
Duncan Selbie
Public Health England
Chief Executive

Lothar H. Wieler
Robert Koch Institute, Germany 
President

Emeritus Members 

Jeffrey P. Koplan 
Senior Advisor, IANPHI 
Vice President for Global Health, Emory University

Igbal Abukarig
Public Health Institute, Sudan 
Director

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Paulo Buss 
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/FIOCRUZ 
Brazil
Former President

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David Butler-Jones 
Public Health Agency, Canada
Director
 

Cesar Cabezas 

National Institute of Health, Peru
Director

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L.S. Chauhan 

National Centre for Disease Control, India
Director

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Rajae El Aouad 
National Institute of Hygiene, Morocco 
Former Director

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Mohammed Hassar 
Institute Pasteur du Maroc 
Former Director

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Oni Idigbe 
Former Director General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research 
Director of Research

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Justin McCracken 
Health Protection Agency, United Kingdom 
Former Chief Executive

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Tsehaynesh Messele 
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute 
Former Director General

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Mahmudur Rahman 
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Bangladesh
Director
 
Amabelia Rodrigues 
National Institute of Public Health, Guinea Bissau 
Former President

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Mario Henry Rodriguez 
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico 
Former General Director

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Pathom Sawanpanyalert 
National Institute of Health 
Former Director General

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Barry Schoub 
National Institute of Communicable Diseases, South Africa 
Former Executive Director

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Marc Sprenger 
Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 
Netherlands
Geir Stene-Larsen 
Norwegian Institute of Public Health 
Director General

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Jaroslav Volf 
Former Director, National Institute of Public Health 
Czech Republic
Jane Wilde 
Institute of Public Health in Ireland 
Former Chief Executive

Leadership can be learned. IANPHI member NPHI directors recognize the need to invest in the leadership skills of their executive teams for stronger, more responsive public health systems and improved health for all.